becoming worse or inferior in condition, character, quality, value, etc.: A deteriorating house, whatever the cause, will have an adverse effect on your real estate investment.Officials have warned of a deteriorating security situation in the disputed territory.
disintegrating or wearing away: If what you have underneath is fabric or fiberglass, I’d be concerned that deteriorating paint is letting ultraviolet rays do their worst to your aircraft.
- un·de·te·ri·o·rat·ing, adjective
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How to use deteriorating in a sentence
The NFL toughened its coronavirus protocols Wednesday, as it attempts to complete its season amid deteriorating conditions nationally.NFL toughens its coronavirus protocols as several Raiders players are placed in quarantine | Mark Maske | November 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Yet much of the transportation infrastructure in the US is outdated, deteriorating, and badly in need of repair.Smart Concrete Could Pave the Way for High-Tech, Cost-Effective Roads | Luna Lu | November 13, 2020 | Singularity Hub
At the same time, the keys to controlling epidemic spread — test, trace, and isolate — were underutilized by a public health system that had deteriorated with a decade of fiscal austerity.50 million world Covid-19 cases: The biggest outbreaks, explained | Christina Animashaun | November 9, 2020 | Vox
“If things deteriorate, that’d be a case where you would want to continue the facilities and maybe change them and have some new ones,” Powell said.Fed chief says pace of economic recovery is moderating while pandemic threat looms large | Rachel Siegel | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
The air quality in Delhi and surrounding areas deteriorate significantly every winter, mainly owing to stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.Many Delhi residents suffer respiratory troubles as air quality drops 400% in four weeks | Niharika Sharma | October 16, 2020 | Quartz
She also tracks his deteriorating health through the harrowing videos of the captives regularly released by the Nusra Front.
Soon, there were no civil society groups left to monitor the deteriorating situation with hostages and abductions.The 26-Year-Old Woman Searching for Ukraine’s Disappeared | Anna Nemtsova | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We got other accounts as well that his health was deteriorating,” he added.The Real Reason the U.S. Didn’t Rescue Bowe Bergdahl | Kimberly Dozier | June 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The family feud over America's Top 40 host Casey Kasem's deteriorating health hit a meat-throwing new low this weekend.
On March 19, 2014, for example, a patient with a deteriorating heart condition requested to see a doctor.
Meanwhile his property may be seized by a marshal or receiver on proof that he is neglecting it or that it is deteriorating.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
In Sarah we see as great a luxuriance of evil as can be imagined to blend with real piety, without essentially deteriorating it.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I | Francis Augustus Cox
The effect of constant, of lifelong application in such labour cannot but be deteriorating to the mind.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
These days Miss Kilrain was holding aloof from the Society and its deteriorating tendencies.Emmy Lou | George Madden Martin
Some days ago our most worthy president informed me that they were deteriorating, eh?The Fourth Estate, vol.1 | Armando Palacio Valds